CEB Focus Issue 21 (Easter 2017) cover detail

CEB Focus is the newsletter for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. Issue 21 was published in the Easter Term 2017.

LEGO® Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning announced.

Every year, second and third years volunteer to play mum and dad to unsuspecting freshers. This is the story of Jess Lister and Seb Shuttleworth’s Emmanuel family.

Dr Hugh Hunt will say geoengineering may be necessary to tackle climate change and refreeze the Arctic in a talk for the Cambridge Series at the Hay Festival.
An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Cambridge, has made the most detailed image of the ring of dusty debris surrounding a young star and found that the ice content of colliding comets within it is similar to comets in our own solar system.
The University is sponsoring Target Oxbridge, a free programme which aims to increase successful undergraduate applications from black students. 
The history, myths and legends surrounding the last Muslim ruler in Spain – whose surrender ended seven centuries of Islam at the heart of Western Europe – is the subject of a new book and Hay Festival appearance by Cambridge academic Elizabeth Drayson.
New book suggests there is early evidence of a coming U-turn in the globalisation of manufacturing – and that the story we are told about the direction of the global economy is wrong.
When it comes to health claims around the food we eat, it’s worth taking a closer look at the science behind the headlines, say Eirini Trichia and Professor Nita Forouhi from the MRC Epidemiology Unit, writing for The Conversation.
Homerton Fellow Dr Michelle Oyen explains why she has dedicated her working life to investigating why pregnancies go wrong.


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